groupthink groupthink

Definition(s):

  • (n) decision making by a group (especially in a manner that discourages creativity or individual responsibility)

Usage(s):

  1. All of the above, consolidated into an irrational groupthink and pressurized by a joyously catty media.
  2. Those experts tend to be knowledgeable but are prone to certain limitations: personal bias, groupthink, clashing personalities.
  3. This trend is lousy, in my opinion, because it encourages people to lose themsleves into groupthink.

News

  • Groupthink: releasing or inhibiting the giant in you

    Have you ever heard of “Crabology?” Every crab fisherman knows you don’t need to put a lid on a bucket of crabs. Why? Because when one crab tries to crawl out, the others will pull the crab back down to the bottom of the bucket. That is called groupthink.
    on July 25, 2013     Source: Glendale Star

Quotes

  1. Over the next several weeks the Joint Chiefs will do their own Iraq assessment, which at this stage is being developed separately from Petraeus' assessment in order to "stay out of `groupthink,'" Pace said.
    on Jul 16, 2007 By: Gen Peter Pace Source: phillyBurbs.com

  2. "I think that's how the best decisions are made," Obama said. "One of the dangers in the White House, based on my reading of history, is that you get wrapped up in groupthink, and everybody agrees with everything, and there is no discussion...
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

  3. "NASA had been criticised in the past for adhering to groupthink, for enforcing a needless conformity in decision-making," Griffin said on CNN's Late Edition. "We have difficult, technically complex and subtle decisions to make ...... We did...
    on Jul 2, 2006 By: Michael Griffin Source: The Age

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